Santino Marella and Los Matadores defeated 3MB. 3MB were dressed as a British rock band and made me laugh a bit. I really cannot talk about how good or bad this match was because it was just a complete joke. The debut of Matadores has done…. what? NOTHING. There is no reason for them to be on WWE Raw each week. I feel really bad for Slater and McIntyre, two guys who actually have talent.
Damien Sandow defeated Kofi Kingston. This was a pretty good match between the two guys because it was quick and effective. Sandow continues to show his aggression on his opponents, with multiple kicks to the chest of Kingston and a smart focus on specific body parts. Sandow picks up the win with his finisher. This is a match that we would usually see Del Rio or some other world champion in. This is a sign of good things to come for Sandow. It starts in matches like this and builds to something more.
Axel's Big Problem
Curtis Axel defeated Dolph Ziggler. Axel retains the championship in a hard fought bout between two very solid opponents. I will point out one flaw in Axel. He gets repetitive in the ring and can really drag out move sets throughout. He does not have that flashy and exciting offense. There is not one big move that he hits that gets the fans interested in the match. THAT is a problem. Dolph hits an elbow drop and a Famouser for a near fall. Axel gets on the offensive with a suplex reversal. Ziggler interrupts Axel's attempt on the top rope and hits a beautiful counter. After a blocked attempted ZigZag, Axel finally finishes him off. I would have loved to see a title change here. The crowd would have loved it and Ziggler can do more for that title than Axel currently is.